Community Service Update – March 2023

Author: Judi C, Chair, Community Service Committee

We have been very blessed to receive a large donation of fabric and quilt kits from a former member Marlene Black. She told me she was a member when we met at the old museum. I am sure some of you remember her. She wishes she could still quilt but her health is such that it is not possible. Marlene and her family are very thankful that her stash will go to charities. The donation is quite large so we are sharing with the Whitecourt Quilt Guild, sending flannel for backing to Victoria Quilts, Canadiana fabric to Quilts of Valour, and sewing accessories such as thread to Grandmothers for Grandmothers. Come to our next Community Sew Day to see if there is fabric that inspires you for your charity quilts or if you want to try one of the kits (around 20) that comes with the pattern, fabric and sometimes blocks that were completed by Marlene. I will bring some kits to our next meeting at ATA.

We are going to have even more fun at our Community Sew Day on Tuesday, April 11th at the FFAA Studio. We are having a Jelly Roll Race in the afternoon. We can have at least 10 teams of 2, one person to sew and one to manage the fabric. Each team will need forty 2.5-inch WOF strips and forty 2.5 by 2.5-inch squares to join each strip. Completed projects will become charity quilts and there will be prizes for the winners. If you are interested in being on a team, please give me a call. Spectators are also welcome. We probably should have a referee!

A lot of good work is being done in our Guild and is much appreciated.